The MS SQL Server is a database management relational database created by Microsoft in partnership with Sybase in 1988 and inserted as a complementary product to Windows NT. Tag questions specific to a version with [sql-server-2012], [sql-server-2008], etc.

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Cannot install SQL Server 2012

I'm trying to install SQL Server 2012 and got this message: SQL Server Setup has encountered the following error: The resource 'Microsoft.SQL.Chainer.PackageData.Package.xml' failed to load from ...
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ETL Processing in azure

Reading the azure documentation, an Azure VM could reboot once every 3 months to install updates. If I was executing an SSIS ETL job at the time, I presume this would cause the job to fail and require ...
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Pivoting table with duplicates in SQL [migrated]

I have a table of survey responses, and the responses by each subject for each question are listed out in rows, not columns. Here is an example of the table: After searching, I was able to pivot ...
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“Error HRESULT E_FAIL” when migrating SQL 2012 DB to SQL 2008R2

I have a 250 GB database (from SQL Server 2012) to a 2008R2 SQL server. I created a script file in 2008 server and when I try to open the script in 2008, I get the error: Error HRESULT E_FAIL has ...
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Copy SQL Server database with full transaction log

I have full SQL server transaction log on one server and one database (full recovery model) that I unfortunately don't have direct access to the database. Something in the software is filling up the ...
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Unable to Install VS 2013 Integration Services Project from SQL Server Data Tools

I am walking through the SSIS Tutorial and have installed the SQL Server Data Tools for Visual Studio 2013, however the only SQL Server project template that gets added is SQL Server Database Project. ...
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Debug in sql server 2012

I have 3 sql server (2005,2008,2012) In 2005 and 2008 remote debug (from sql management studio installed on the client) works without problems. In sql 2012 debugging only works on sql management ...
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What order is better when I need to install Visual Studio 2013 and MS SQL Server 2012?

I remember I had some problems when I first installed SQL Server 2012 and then Visual Studio 2013 on my previous laptop but I don't remember what was better... either a) first Visual Studio and then ...
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Windows 10 .NET 3.5 installation

I'm on build 9841 of Windows 10. I downloaded .NET 3.5 SP 1 full. I double click the installer but nothing happens. Is that .NET version not compatible with Windows 10? I need it to install SQL Server ...
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AdventureWorks 2014

I'm trying to restore the AdventureWorks2014.bak file. SQL Server is installed locally and the .bak is saved locally. I am using the instructions from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhuDtvbpses. ...
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Accessing locally stored external data

I have an excel file that has an external connection in it to a SQL server DB. The external data from the last refresh is stored in Excel somewhere as i can create new pivot tables from that data set ...
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Collation error when creating collection in Visual Studio Team Foundation server

I installed Visual Studio Team Foundation server v2010. I configured using the TFS Basic configuration wizard. It was successful. I tried to create the first collection , but there was a error ...... ...
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Weird SQL Time and Date exception in Windows

OS: Windows - Environment: MySQL I am facing a weird problem (for me at least), I was running some tests on database activities, the full scenario is like this: I have two Java programs manipulating ...
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Reducing system disk space usage on computer with SQL Server

The disk usage on my computer continues to rising with time. How can reduce his size without damaging programs and windows. The disk is SSD with 180 GB, because of that this is sensitive to me ! ...
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SQL Server Witness Server Alternative

I have the setup below: 3 Database Servers 1 DR Database Server 1 Domain Controller 1 DR Domain Controller Currently I have the DR domain controller acting as the mirroring witness for the 3 ...
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Cannot connect to remote SQL Server with SQL Server Management Studio with Visual Studi

I'm developing a small app on my own and I am trying to install a database on a local machine that I will be using for development. So far I have done all of these things: Install SQL Server ...
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Excel does not import Guids (Unique Identifiers) when importing data using the “External Data” feature

When I try to use Excel 2013 to import External Data from a SQL Server Data Source, it does not import the Guids. The Query I'm using is: SELECT * FROM TABLENAME The table Structure is: ThingId ...
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Unable to install SQL Server Express 2014 Management Studio

Unable to install SQL Server Express 2014 Management Studio on Windows 7/8.1 SQL Server 2012 is already installed on PC. Error is Same architecture installation - Failed No results in google search. ...
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Why do I have to provide the port to connect to my SQL Express server?

I'm playing around with puppet and vagrant. As part of that I installed SQL Express in a Virtualbox using vagrant. That worked just fine, but for some reason I have to specify the port number in the ...
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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Installation Error

I am desperate for some help installing SQL Server 2008 R2. It came as part of a software package from Rockwell Automation for their FactoryTalk View Studio software. I had the whole package working ...
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Setting up SQL Express on Azure VM

I'm trying to set up SQL express on an Azure VM. I already have SSMS 2012 installed but I cannot access .\SQLEXPRESS. This MSDN discussion says: run powershell script "ConfigureSQLExpress.ps1" ...
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Error is using Microsoft Query data in excel in 3rd Person's PC

I have a problem when using Microsoft Query in Excel Data Link. I have used SQL Server Connections before in Excel. When we use SQL Server, after doing the connection and retrieving the data, the ...
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unable to access network share and cannot access sql server on windows 8 over vpn

I was wondering if anyone has any tips on this issue I am having. I am running windows 8 and I basically have setup VPN exactly the same as how I have it setup on windows 7. But for some reason over ...
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Microsoft PHP SQL Server Drivers not working, cant load module

I am trying to install Drivers for PHP to be able to talk to my SQL Server. I am running PHP 5.5.15 on XAMPP, and SQL Server 2014. I downloaded a driver package from here: ...
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How does SQL Server deal with a missing tempDB?

Azure has announced the new "D" series of VM's where the temporary drive resides on a SSD I was planning to use this as the tempDB, it should speed up SQL somewhat with faster temoDB access. ...
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OpenFire connect to SQL Server Database: Network error IOException: Connection refused

I am trying to get OpenFire to run with my SQL Server. I am following the instructions at Instructions. I have created a new database, named it OpenFireDB, and have created a new login and user, both ...
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Sql Server 2012 Replication Report

We have about 30 users with local installs of SQL Server that have to replicate merge their local data once a month with a central SQL Server 2012 repository. Is there a SQL Server first-party or ...
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Missing arguments in SQL 2012 command line installation

I am new to SQL installation through command line. We are developing an application and using Installation Shield. I need to install SQL server on clients pc, so I am using command line silent ...
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If MSSQL machine is maxed out on resources, can it drop off the network and become un-pingable?

The issue is that our SQL machine will just disappear from the network with request timed out when I attempt to ping it. I have to deal with an "IT Guy" who is telling me that it is because Microsoft ...
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Silent, power saving mini-server for home [closed]

I am looking for hardware to make a small, silent, power saving mini-server for use at home. My specifications are: Small Fanless / Small fan Able to run Windows server OS Has 2GB of RAM, ideally ...
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Visual Studio 2013 + Business Intelligence SSDT and missing Reporting Server templates

The other day I have installed Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools - Business Intelligence for Visual Studio 2013 (SSDT: Replacement for BIDS) and started using reporting features in VS2013. However, ...
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Change SQL server back to a trial

I need to convert a SQL Server 2008 instance on a VM (which is licensed) back to a trial. What are the steps to do this? REASON for this: Need to give a VM with a custom solution on it to a 3rd ...
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Migrate SQL Server 2014 Enterprise to new machine

We had Bizspark, which we are now graduates of. As I understand from the Bizspark page: You can keep, at no charge, all the software you downloaded, including a standard configuration of Windows ...
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Microsoft SQL: dealing with invalidated databases

I created a Microsoft SQL Server database that has now changed location. (The details are probably unimportant, but for the curious, I originally created it in a folder on an external drive mapped to ...
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SQL Server Error

I am getting the following error: Executing (Error) Messages Error 0xc02020a1: Data Flow Task 1: Data conversion failed. The data conversion for column "Base Unit of Measure " returned status value ...
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Equivalent to VirtualBox Oracle dev environment available for SQL Server?

Oracle has this wonderful option in VirtualBox where you can download a virtual Linux machine that is setup with SQL tools and a running instance of Oracle. This setup makes it much easier to test or ...
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Which Azure services comprise a basic IIS/SQL web application scenario?

Thanks for looking. I need to deploy a site to Azure but their marketing literature and various tiers has left me thoroughly confused as to what should be selected. Here is the information I have ...
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Business Intelligence for VS2013

I have a small dilemma/issue right here, I've installed this http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=42313 in order to use Reporting Services with my SQL Server 2014, but when I ...
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Comma delimited import issues in SQL Server

I am having a problem with SQL Server. I have a table with 42 columns to which there is frequent monthly imports. These imports are from a flat file using the import and export wizard. My problem is ...
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Unable to restore testcase database of quality center 9.2

We are using quality center 9.2 for storing test cases. Recently the Quality center server had some issues, so we took back up of entire C drive and formatted the PC and installed OS newly. Now we ...
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Programmer's guide to Server Resource Usage Report [closed]

I have ASP.NET MVC 5 Application running on a Windows Server 2012 and a Database Server running SQL Server 2012 on Windows Server 2012. I am trying to get a report on the Resource usages of these ...
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SQL server not able to stop on windows 8 … please help … using sqlserver 2000 on windows 8 home

I am currently using a software which is dependent on SQL server 2000. However whenever i try to exit the program and try to stop the SQL server i get a message-- An error 5 (access denied) occurred. ...
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Clean reinstall SQL Server Management Studio

I am on Windows 8.1, Professional edition. I installed SQL Server Management Studio 2012 x64 and everything worked well. I installed Visual Studio 2013 and everything worked well. Then, I installed ...
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How do I connect to some local DB server in MS SQL Server 2012? [closed]

I installed MS SQL Server and now want to create some tables and do some queries ... I need to have some local DB Server running to do that right? When I installed SQL Server there was no option to ...
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Sql server 2012 process reaches 2 GB of memory in one hour if open Management Studio

I have strange situation with Sql Server 2012. If I open Management Studio 2012 (11.0.2100.60) and make some query on a table, the process sqlservr.exe reaches 2 GB of RAM memory in one hour. It ...
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SQL Server Data Input

I am new to SQL databases. Due to the huge data that I am dealing with I decided to create a SQL server. My data is mostly in the format of index_1(text) index_2(text) index_3(text) ...
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Unable to uninstall SQL Server 2008 R2 on Windows 7

I'm trying to uninstall SQL Server 2008 R2 on a Windows 7 machine. I keep getting this error message: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Setup Bootstrap\SQLServer2008R2\x86\sqlcab.dll ...
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Unable to Create Linked Servers using SSMS on SQL server 2008 R2

I am unable to create or view properties of the Linked Servers from SSMS on SQL server 2008 R2 and the error appears "cannot find table 0. (System.Data)" also the providers are not being displayed ...
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Should I install SQL Server on a SSD drive (educational purposes only)?

I have just started using a 120 GB SSD drive on my laptop. I wonder if it is a good idea to install SQL-Server on this partition. I am sure I will want to install Management Studio there but what ...
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SQL Server 2008 (64-bit)

I have transaction log backup failures randomly. SQL Server Log says: Memory constraints resulted reduced backup/restore buffer sizes. Proceding with 6 buffers of size 64KB.', and the SQL Server ...